There is nothing quite like a brand new hotel opening to get holidaymakers in the mood. And 2022 promises to see plenty of stylish spots open their doors, from boutique places to large, luxury hotels. But which ones will have guests waiting in anticipation for the grand opening? That’s what we’re here to find out with this guide to the best new hotels in 2022.
The Westin London City, London 🧖♀️
Okay, so The Westin actually opened its doors in late 2021. Still, it makes the list thanks to its status as the only hotel in London. Franchised from the Marriot, The Westin is located on the River Thames and just a few steps from iconic landmarks like Shakespeare’s Globe, St Paul’s and the Tate Modern. Its riverside location is a huge draw, but so too are the 222 rooms with signature “Heavenly Beds”. Then there’s the Heavenly Spa, which has six treatment rooms and an indoor pool. If you’re looking for your own oasis amid the hustle and bustle of London, The Westin should be right at the top of your list.
Mama Shelter Lisboa, Lisbon 🌁
Located nearby the Avenida da Liberdade, Mama Shelter is a brand new hotel right in the heart of Lisbon. Each of the 130 rooms emphasises comfort, authenticity and modern design by Mama’s Design Studio. There’s also an all-day restaurant with an interior terrace and a brick oven pizzeria. But the prize asset of this hotel is the rooftop restaurant allowing guests to chow down on scrumptious food while admiring sweeping views of Lisbon and the Tagus.
Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya 🏝
If you’re thinking of a trip to Mexico, look no further than the Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya resort. It opened its doors on January 15th and is the ideal spot for couples, thanks to its honeymoon appeal. Set away from the packed crowds of Cancun, the Conrad offers easy access to the ancient ruins and rainforest of Mexico. But don’t worry; there’s nothing old about this resort. Spend time in the luxurious spa, sample one of the eight restaurants on offer and then head to the long stretches of white sand to laze the day away on the beach.
Thompson Central Park, New York 🚕
Fancy views of Central Park from your stylish hotel bedroom? Thompson Central Park has you covered. Taken over by Hyatt, the hotel has received a complete makeover and features slick, calming rooms with excellent views across the park and straight down the busy Manhattan streets. Despite being renovated, the building still features Burger Joint, an iconic New York eatery serving up the best patties around.
The Reykjavik EDITION 💙
Head to The Reykjavik EDITION and soak up the sleek ebony facade built out of charred timber and blackened steel, mimicking Iceland’s majestic lava landscape. Everything about this hotel pays homage to Iceland, from the lobby with its volcanic rock floors to the spa featuring a hammam and a signature restaurant run by Michelin-starred chef Gunnar Karl Gíslason. Then there are the 253 rooms, all of which are modern and design-centric featuring Icelandic artwork and floor-to-ceiling windows with views over Reykjavik.
Ocean Drive Madrid, Madrid 🎞
Ocean Drive Madrid is a boutique hotel set to open in the Spanish capital’s Plaza de Isabel II. It enjoys a position right in front of Opera Place, just a few steps from landmarks such as the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and Gran Vía. As soon as you step foot inside the hotel, you’ll be wowed by the elegant and contemporary design with a Mediterranean colour palette. There’s a lively restaurant and garden terrace, while rooms come with unique features like record players, photo printers and beer taps.
Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar 🧘
Chiva-Som is synonymous with the best wellness experiences on the planet, and the team behind it are opening a resort in the Middle East. So if you want to indulge in an amazing wellness experience, head to Qatar for two retreats in one – an adults-only space and somewhere for families. The hotel is set around mirage-like water in the middle of the desert and offers treatments influenced by Arabic and Islamic medicine. The resort is ready to look after you on every level, from five-star spas to luxurious rooms.
W Melbourne, Australia 😎
Head Down Under and enjoy a W experience in Melbourne. It opened in 2021 but is still one of the best places you can book in 2022. It’s everything you’ve come to expect from a W hotel, with a subterranean cocktail bar, gold-roofed indoor pool with DJ booth and a coffee shop that converts to a wine bar in the evenings. Altogether, there are just under 300 rooms, each one featuring deep-soaking tubs and excellent views of the city or Melbourne’s Yarra River.
Best new hotels for 2022
No matter the destination, you can be sure that a shiny new hotel is ready to welcome you on your travels in 2022. The options on our list offer luxurious spots where you can indulge in stylish rooms, fancy restaurants and excellent spas. Put your feet up and relax in these brand new hotels.